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UFC 37: High Impact

UFC 37
  • Friday 05.10.2002 at 11:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Zuffa, LLC
  • Venue: CenturyTel Center
  • Location: Bossier City, Louisiana, United States
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Mike Goldberg, Jeff Osborne, Frank Mir
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Ryan Bennett
  • Attendance: 7,200
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: 50,000 | TV Ratings:
  • Number of MMA Bouts: 8
  • Event Pages: Sherdog | Wikipedia | The UG

Fight Card

Referees

  • John McCarthy
    Bustamante vs. Lindland (8)Rodriguez vs. Kosaka (7)Baroni vs. Suloev (5)
  • Larry Landless
    Penn vs. Creighton (6)Uno vs. Edwards (4)

UFC 37 Wiki Update Wiki

In the main event of UFC 37, UFC Middleweight Champion Murilo Bustamante defeated Olympic silver medalist Matt Lindland twice, according to many fans. The controversy arose when Lindland, who was caught in an armbar early on into the fight, supposedly tapped out, causing Bustamante to release the hold. After the stoppage, Lindland complained that he did not tap, causing referee "Big" John McCarthy to restart the action. Bustamante caught Lindland again in a Guillotine Choke in the third round, ending what became known as the "double tap" fight.


Following the win, Bustamante was stripped of his middleweight title when he signed an exclusive contract with Pride Fighting Championships, the Japanese-based competitor to the UFC, which was offering more lucrative contracts to many fighters at the time. The event also featured the first UFC appearances of Robbie Lawler and Ivan Salaverry.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 10:55 PM ET
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